The second day of the group stage this Wednesday, after meetings rich with goals on Tuesday evening. While waiting for the duel between Tottenham and Olympique Marseille in London, we had another meeting of this Group D between Frankfurt and Sporting Portugal, on German soil. A duel that started strongly with this great opportunity from Colo Mwany, but the former Nantes player wasted face to face with Adan. Then, at a steady pace but generally little real positions on both sides, the two teams restrained somewhat futile acquisition stages. There is not much to decide, except for this almost against his side from Sporting before the break which was saved by Adan (44).
In the second period, the two teams were fighting each other, and I got some liveliness. Pedro Boro had a great opportunity with his shot into the side netting (57th place), and Colo Mwany remained dangerously up front, even if he failed in front of the Lisbon goalkeeper (60th place). However, it was the Portuguese team that would strike first. Morita was served by Marcos Edwards who, with a good shot from the left, scored (0-1, 65). The Englishman was doing it quickly again, this time with a pass, with a serve for Francisco Trincao after a nice singles number. The Portuguese finished superbly (0-2, 67). Nuno Santos was determined to play at home against Trapp, who faced a difficult second period. A very important victory for the Lucitanians in a balanced group as they are reluctant!
Full details of the meeting can be found here.
Ajax hits hard
In the other poster of the evening, a duel between the classic and basic clubs at the European level. Thus, Ajax launched its campaign against Glasgow Rangers, with a triple striker made up of Steven Bergwijn, veteran Dusan Tadic and star Muhammed Kudus. Very quickly, Amsterdam controlled the ball, playing in a rather calm and calm manner, waiting for the error to be exploited. I finally got to a set piece, since Burgess kicked it into this corner Edson Alvarez hit a perfect and powerful header from the six-meter line to put his team ahead (1-0, 17). The Dutch dominated well in their match and Burgess doubled the bet after the half-hour mark, on this somewhat lucky shot since it veered through Sands.
Not satisfied, they killed the game by step. Kudus followed up with a gentle solo movement on the left side, then, once in the area, fired a blow that left McLaughlin helpless (3-0, 33). Mass was said, and Tadic was about to sign the fourth before the break. After coming back from the locker room, we were in a somewhat similar scenario, with Ajax mastering the debates and diabolically good Kudos in the final third of the field. The Scots had a few bursts of pride, like trying Kent (67) or denying that goal to Borna Paric (72), but it wasn’t enough to shake up his evening rival. Steven Bergwijn joined the team and signed the fourth after linking Jamil to the opposing goalkeeper (4-0, 80). Great show of strength!
Relive the meeting movie in our live commentary.